If you have the space, two tree’s, and two hook’s, you are ready to put up a hammock.
Then you are ready for the most relaxing book read, internet surfing, news paper reading, chilling out and watching the trees/sky/birds, getting back to nature experience you can have in your back yard.
This is if you don’t live in a 400m2 block in the middle of Northlakes.
Here in my backyard in Narangba, in the top end of North Brisbane, I’ll let you have a look at my hammock I have put up and the view from it.
Although I haven’t used it as often as I want with a young family, I have had one squid falling asleep on me in the hammock while bird spotting and listening to all the sounds.
How to put up a Hammock :
I’ve just put up one hook in each tree at the right height for the hammock to be easy to get in and out of.
To do this I estimated the hammock droop, measured the height on each tree and marked it with a pencil
I then hit a nail into each marked spot and pull the nail out to leave a hole.
Make sure the nail hole is smaller than the hook thread or you will be in trouble.
I pushed the closed hook into the hole and got it started by turning clockwise.
Once the hook has started going in, put your screw driver through the hook hole and use this for leverage to turn the hook.
Then turn the hook until fully into tree.
Apologise to the tree for hurting it in such a way and help it realize it will benefit from the company and banter it will be privy to when you are there.
Connect the hammock to each hook, hop in and relax.
There you have it.
This covers two bases, you get to see a little more of my garden and learn how to put up you hammock at the same time.
Now if I could only do something about this rain….